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Uveitis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Uveitis

Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation. It affects the middle tissue layer in the wall of the eye. Uveitis warning sign often appears suddenly and worsen quickly. These include redness of the eyes, pain and blurred vision. The condition may affect one or both eyes. Above all, people between the ages of 20 and 50, but also children, are affected.

Possible causes of uveitis are infections, injuries, autoimmune diseases or inflammatory diseases. Often a cause can not be identified. Due to the uveitis individual can lose the permanent vision. Early detection and treatment are important to avoid uveitis complications. Uveitis is an eye inflammation disorder which affects the middle layer in the eye. It is diagnosed by following signs;

  • Eye redness and pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Dark, floating spots in the field of vision
  • Decreased vision

Uveitis can be dangerous as it may lead to permanent vision loss. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent from this loss. Treatment may include antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs.

Symptoms of Uveitis

Eye redness

Eye pain

Blurred vision

Sensitivity to light

Floating spots in your field of vision

Causes of Uveitis

  • Side effects of medication
  • Eye surgery or injury
  • Due to a cancer (Rarely)
  • Due to infection in eye

Preventive Measures of Uveitis

Early detection of Uveitis is important to prevent the risk of vision loss. Uveitis can be prevented by seeking proper treatment for an autoimmune infection. Uveitis in some people is difficult to prevent since the cause isn’t known.